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									Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Key Question: What are the causes and effects of
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and how do people
prepare for and respond to them?
Good general revision:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/platetectonics/


Key idea 1: Causes
Structure of the Earth:
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/structure.html

Continental Drift – the theory of plate tectonics
http://education.sdsc.edu/optiputer/flash/pangea_4.htm

http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/drift.html

Convection currents – how the plates move:
http://www.yenka.com/freecontent/attachment.action?quick=12p&att=2775

http://education.sdsc.edu/optiputer/flash/convection.htm

The different types of plate boundaries:
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/plate.html

How plate tectonics works, and the types of plate boundaries:
http://www.montereyinstitute.org/noaa/lesson01.html


Key idea 2: Damaging effects
Kobe earthquake:
http://www.georesources.co.uk/kobehigh.htm

Maharastra earthquake:
http://latur.nic.in/html/earthquake.htm

Montserrat volcano:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/int/geog/envhaz/flash/volcanoes/inde
x.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soufriere_Hills_volcano
Mount Etna:
http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/etna.html


Key idea 3: Why live in risky areas?

http://www.gatm.org.uk/geographyatthemovies/tectonics.html - “Why live near
a volcano?”

Why do people live near volcanoes?
http://www.geography-
site.co.uk/pages/physical/earth/volcanoes/why%20people%20live%20near%2
0volcanoes.html


Key idea 4: Reducing the damaging effects.
Damage control for earthquakes:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/damage/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake_preparedness

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake_engineering

Volcanoes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcano_Prediction


Glossary:

Volcanoes:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/volcano/glossary/

Earthquakes:
http://www.pnsn.org/INFO_GENERAL/NQT/glossary.html
Tropical Storms
Key Question: What are the causes and effects of
tropical storms and how do people prepare for and
respond to them?
Good general revision:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/weather/weatherhuman
srev1.shtml


Key idea 1: Causes
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4588149.stm

Tropical storms introduction:
http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/tropstorm.html



Key idea 2: Damaging effects.
Hurricane Katrina:
http://www.geographypages.co.uk/katrina.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/americas/2005/hurricane_katrina/default.st
m

Bangladesh 1991 cyclone:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Bangladesh_cyclone



Key idea 3: Reducing the damaging effects.
US website – Hurricane Preparedness Week
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml

http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/index.shtm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnudne7roco

Bangladesh storm preparedness:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bangladesh_tropical_cyclones#Storm_pre
paredness
Key idea 4: More tropical storms to come?
http://www.ucar.edu/communications/staffnotes/0410/hurricane.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7404846.stm

Glossary:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/weather/hurricane/glossary.shtml
Wildfires
Key question: What are the causes and effects of
wildfires and how do people prepare for and respond to
them?
Key idea 1: Causes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildfire

Key idea 2: Effects
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8230540.stm

Key idea 3: Reducing the damaging effects
http://www.smokeybear.com/
http://www.fire.ca.gov/index.php

http://bcwildfire.ca/Prevention/prevent.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildfire#Prevention

Key idea 4: More wildfires to come?
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2009-02-11-
global-warming-australia-wildfires_N.htm

								
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